Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Staff Blogs

28/02/2020
Each year the Audio Publishers Association honors the best titles in audio publishing at...
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24/10/2019
Kendare Blake will be at the Nepean Centrepoint branch on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm to give a talk on her writing process and popular YA novels.
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05/09/2019
The Ottawa Public Library provides service to the entirety of Ottawa. As such, our...
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If you liked Game of thrones...list of recommended reads by OPL.
03/07/2019
While it's been a couple of weeks since the television series of Game of...
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16/07/2019
For Canada Day this year, we put together a list of 13 recommended books;...
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10/04/2019
Voici les titres du Combat national des livres 2019 du bimestriel des librairies indépendantes,...
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Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)
15/04/2019
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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13/06/2017
When it comes to summer reading, I am on the lookout for unforgettable and...
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10/10/2017
What new titles are library staff most looking forward to sharing? If you are...
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05/04/2018
Have you ever wondered what books library staff are reading, and what types of...
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08/01/2019
Have you ever been curious as to what books your library staff are reading?...
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01/03/2019
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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10/01/2019
Douglas Gibson is one of Canada’s best-known and respected publishers. This 65-minute show will take us through Canadian history, discussing the authors against their historic background.
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29/11/2018
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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28/09/2018
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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09/10/2018
Update: October 17, 2018 And the winners are: English Non-Fiction ROY MACGREGOR Original Highways:...
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CBC's All in a Day Banner
02/10/2018
On October 1st, 2018, CBC’s All in a Day book panel, Ann Archer of...
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The Virgin Trial
05/09/2018
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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04/11/2015
He’s a 1980s punk-rock vampire who’s given up the will to live... She’s a...
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13/01/2015
Canadian teen authors are so popular right now! A lot of Canadian authors often...
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